Apart from the conventional treatment of myasthenia gravis, the natural treatment also helps in managing the symptoms. These treatments may either used alone or in conjugation with the main treatment.

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How To Treat Myasthenia Gravis Naturally?

The immune system is the primary defense system of the body that provides protection form the pathogens present in the environment that accidentally enters the body. However, the condition becomes weird when the immune system abnormally recognizes own tissues and organs as foreign and starts attacking them. The disorders occur due to such abnormal nature of the immune system is known as an autoimmune disorder. Myasthenia gravis is such type of disorder in which the immune system attacks the acetylcholine receptors of the body leading to weakening of muscles. Autoimmune disorders are almost impossible to cure however, through proper management; the symptoms of these conditions can be managed. Myasthenia gravis is often treated with the allopathic system of medicines; however, some natural treatment options can also be used, either alone or in the conjugation of the main treatment. However, any treatment, if started by own, should be in knowledge of your healthcare professional. Following are the natural treatments that can be used to manage the symptoms of myasthenia gravis-

Herbal Medicines- Various herbal medicines are available either to relive the symptoms or they help in remission of the disease along with the conventional therapy. However, any herbal medication or vitamin/mineral supplement should be taken after consulting with the doctor.

Diet Management- The patient should take small meals at regular intervals to preserve energy.

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Meditation- Myasthenia gravis affects the muscles and make the person feel isolated due to reduced mobility. This leads to stress in the patient. Stress worsens the symptoms of myasthenia gravis. Thus, the patient should do meditation in order to manage stress.

Planning Your Tasks- The daily tasks should be prepared by the patient and those tasks that require more energy should be scheduled in the morning when the patient is high in energy. (1)

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Optimize Your Home- The home should be adjusted in such as a way that minimum effort is required to perform routine tasks, for example, the patient should not use the staircase frequently.

Take Care Of Eyes- Ocular myasthenia gravis serious affects the eyes and may cause double vision. Wearing an eye patch may provide relief to the eyes. (1)

Manage The Triggers- Various factors aggravate the symptoms of myasthenia gravis. The patient should stay away from such triggers and try to manage the emotional triggers such as stress and anger. Other triggers include pain, temperature, bright light, and extreme hot or extreme cold drinks. (1)

Take A Bath- Taking bath improves blood circulation and the patient feels positive. Further, taking a bath also helps in improving the conduction of muscular impulse. However, if the hot water is the trigger for your symptoms, avoid prolonged bathing in hot water. (1)

Join Similar Groups- Various groups of people suffering from myasthenia gravis have formed a group. In order to recover from anxiety, frustration, depression, and isolation, it is advised that the patient should join and actively involved in these groups.

Do Not Hesitate To Ask For Help And Support- The patient should not hesitate to ask from help and support from the friends and family members. This will help in improving the condition. (1)

Rest- Do proper rest. It will help in the conservation of energy and would be required in performing essential tasks. Further, it will also reduce the risk of worsening of symptoms and helps to alleviate muscle pain.

Miscellaneous Treatment Regimen- Various studies have indicated that hypnosis may also be helpful in the patient suffering from myasthenia gravis as it synchronizes body and mind. Other treatment which is found helpful in some patients includes psychotherapy and guided imagery. (1)

Conclusion

Various natural tips for managing myasthenia gravis are diet management, sleep and rest, herbal medicines, avoiding isolation and meditation.

References

  1. https://draxe.com/myasthenia-gravis/

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: May 8, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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